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Replacement of Mugg & Bean Satara, Olifants, Letaba?

Unread post by Richardt » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:42 pm

Is there any news on who will replace Mugg & Bean at Satara, Olifants and Letaba?
All signs of the company have been removed and the menus have limited choice!!!

Can anybody give us an update on what is happening. The workers do not know and have not been paid... a very sad situation,
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Re: Replacement of Mugg & Bean Satara, Olifants, Letaba?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:58 pm

No news at this stage, of who will replace, Richardt.

According to SANParks Acting Head of Communications, William Mabasa, SANParks is currently embarking on an arbitration process with the operator in question and is unable to confirm how long will the process take. “But arbitration proceeding are underway.”

Quoted from Media Release: SANParks in dispute with Restaurant operator at Satara, Olifants and Letaba Camps in the Kruger National Park .
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Re: Replacement of Mugg & Bean Satara, Olifants, Letaba?

Unread post by jjames04 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:31 am

We really enjoyed the Mugg & Bean at all three camps when we were there in June of 2015. Both the food and service were top notch. The one at Letaba was the best but all were a huge step up from the service at the restaurants that were there in when we first visited in 2013. I sure hope they don't go back to that standard of service.

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Re: Replacement of Mugg & Bean Satara, Olifants, Letaba?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:22 am

I really hope that a solution is found. It is not easy to get everything right and the holiday season really can have challenges.

I agree jjames, there might have been problems, but it was a vast improvement.
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Re: Replacement of Mugg & Bean Satara, Olifants, Letaba?

Unread post by lucbo » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:19 pm

That's really good news. I never understood that people prefer the tasteless fastfood of Mugg & Bean and the like over the traditional South African cuisine that was offered before. This year we had a beautiful 3-week trip in Hluhluwe, Swaziland and Kruger. Best gastronomic experience was offered in the former parks, Hilltop Camp and Hlane, where there was a choice of good, tasty original food. There are so many good South African dishes like potjie, bobotie, grilled meats or fish, boerewors, pap, cooked vegetables, roosterkoek... Not only is this very tasty food but it's also MUCH better for your health than fastfood. Until a few years ago, Tindlovu had the best choice but this changed as well unfortunately. I hope this good "country" food will come back and Mugg & Beans and the like go back to the cities. Taste is personal, but I'm sure not to be the only one with this idea.

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